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Reviews of Roses - A Firefly Guide

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Author (1): Orietta Sala

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: Month Unknown 2003
Published by: Firefly Books
List price: $24.95
ISBN Number: 1552976270

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Positive amarettonc On Jan 10, 2007, amarettonc wrote:

This book was first printed in Spain in 2002; this is the English translation. The roses are grouped as climbers/ramblers, roses in beds, shrub roses, borders/hedges/espaliers, groundcover roses, miniatures/patio roses, and cold-climate roses. There are also brief chapters on cultivation, classification, competitions, creators/breeders, and rose associations. This book is a standard guide for the different rose varieties, but for each rose the author includes at least one suggestion for a similar rose and compares attributes. For example, the author suggests 'Jacques Cartier' as an alternative for 'Comte de Chambord', and notes: " 'Jacques Cartier' . .. is very similar to 'Comte de Chambord' in terms of overall appearance, with the same leaves and the same elegance . . . (s)ome experts hold that the reflowering is less abundant." All roses in the book (including the alternatives) are listed in the index. Each rose profiled (and most of the alternative selections) include a beautiful and tempting! color photo. I found this book to be very helpful in deciding between rose varieties, and fascinating reading.


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